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Ron Howard to direct his first animated film

The Shrinking of Treehorn is one of the four original animated and live-action hybrid movies Howard and Brian Grazer have set up through their Imagine Entertainment banner.

Ron Howard’s first animated film, The Shrinking of Treehorn, revolves around a young man who begins shrinking in size after playing a strange board game. (Photo: Reuters)

Filmmaker-actor Ron Howard is set to direct his first animated film based on The Shrinking of Treehorn, a children’s book by Florence Parry Heide with illustrations from Edward Gorey.

According to Variety, the project is one of the four original animated and live-action hybrid movies Howard and Brian Grazer have set up through their Imagine Entertainment banner, in a joint venture with Australian production company Animal Logic.

The story revolves around a young man who begins shrinking in size after playing a strange board game.

The makers said the visual language of the film will be similar to Gorey’s style.

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Peter Rabbit scribe Rob Lieber is writing the script for the film.

The other three projects, Howard and Grazer are backing are Zero, a buddy comedy from director Carlos Stevens, Muttnik, a live-action hybrid about a dog launched into space by the Russians and Rainbow Serpent, an original conceit deeply rooted in Australian aboriginal culture.

First published on: 21-06-2019 at 16:55 IST
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